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Detroit Red Wings trade Nick Jensen to Washington Capitals

6 hours ago from UPI

The Detroit Red Wings traded defenseman Nick Jensen to the Washington Capitals, the team announced Friday.

New MRI sensor can image activity deep within the brain

8 hours ago from Science Daily

Researchers have developed an MRI-based calcium sensor that allows them to peer deep into the brain. Using this technique, they can track electrical activity inside the neurons of living animals,...

Illinois researchers are first to count growth factors in single cells

9 hours ago from Physorg

Whether healthy or diseased, human cells exhibit behaviors and processes that are largely dictated by growth factor molecules, which bind to receptors on the cells. For example, growth factors tell...

Antarctic flies protect fragile eggs with 'antifreeze'

9 hours ago from Physorg

The good thing about the short Antarctic summer is it's a lot like a Midwest winter.

Honeybees' waggle dance no longer useful in some cultivated landscapes

10 hours ago from Science Daily

For bees and other social insects, being able to exchange information is vital for the success of their colony. One way honeybees do this is through their waggle dance. Biologists...

Studying species interactions using remote camera traps

10 hours ago from Science Daily

Scientists have explored to what extent camera trap data are suitable to assess subtle species interactions such as avoidance in space and time.

Ottawa Senators trade Matt Duchene to Columbus Blue Jackets

11 hours ago from UPI

The Ottawa Senators have traded Matt Duchene to the Columbus Blue Jackets.

GM to keep Mich. plant open extra 7 months despite idling plans

11 hours ago from UPI

Three months after General Motors said it would indefinitely idly a plant in Michigan, the U.S. automaker said Friday it would keep the site open -- for now.

Revealing the role of the mysterious small proteins

11 hours ago from Science Daily

Investigators develop a technique to identify and classify proteins with less than 100 amino acids. These types of proteins account for only 16 percent of a bacterial genome's coding capacity....

Scientists sharpen their molecular scissors and expand the gene editing toolbox

11 hours ago from Science Daily

Scientists have figured out a better way to deliver a DNA editing tool to shorten the presence of the editor proteins in the cells in what they describe as a...

Venezuelan troops open fire at border ahead of aid delivery; 2 dead

12 hours ago from UPI

Two people died in fighting Friday at the Venezuela border when troops loyal to President Nicolas Maduro opened fire on citizens trying to keep the border open.

Planting small seeds simply: The allure of the slide hammer seeder

12 hours ago from Science Daily

The development of a simply made and easy-to-use planting device could make growing important herbs and beneficial insect-attracting plants significantly more efficient and effective. The low-cost tool, known as the...

Scientists unravel genetic basis of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

12 hours ago from Science Daily

One third of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy cases in Finland are caused by one of the four major mutations, a new study shows. Overall, 40 percent of patients carried a specific or...

Look: Trapped cat rescued from inside cinder block wall

12 hours ago from UPI

Animal rescuers in California came to the rescue of a "terrified cat" that found itself trapped inside a cinder block wall.

Enantiomer of a fungal compound inhibits a leaky receptor channel linked to heart problems

13 hours ago from C&EN

Surprisingly the natural compound, called verticilide, shows no activity

Bees' waggle dance becomes nonsense in some human-influenced environs

13 hours ago from UPI

New research into the benefits of honeybee waggle dancing suggests the communicative rump-shaking isn't always useful.

Scientists sharpen their molecular scissors and expand the gene editing toolbox

13 hours ago from Physorg

Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) scientists have figured out a better way to deliver a DNA editing tool to shorten the presence of the editor proteins in the...

Venezuelan troops open fire at border ahead of aid delivery; 1 dead

14 hours ago from UPI

One person died in fighting Friday at the Venezuela border when troops loyal to President Nicolas Maduro opened fire on citizens trying to keep the border open.

New biochemical pathway that may develop more resilient crop varieties

14 hours ago from Science Daily

Researchers have discovered a new biochemical pathway in plants which they have named CHLORAD.

Diving into Earth's interior helps scientists unravel secrets of diamond formation

14 hours ago from Science Daily

Understanding the global carbon cycle provides scientists with vital clues about the planet's habitability.

Outfitting T cell receptors to combat a widespread and sometimes deadly virus

14 hours ago from Physorg

Researchers have engineered "antibody-like" T cell receptors that can specifically stick to cells infected with cytomegalovirus, or CMV, a virus that causes lifelong infection in more than half of all...

Aquatic microorganism could inspire soft robots able to move fast in narrow spaces

15 hours ago from Science Daily

Euglena cells are unicellular organisms that spend most of their time on swimming by beating their flagellum. Sometimes, Euglena performs harmoniously coordinated cell body deformation, in a behavior known as...

A tasty Florida butterfly turns sour

15 hours ago from Science Daily

A 15-year study by entomologists found that, when living apart from the unsavory bug it mimics, the viceroy butterfly becomes yucky, making biologists rethink old theories about animal mimicry.

Reese Witherspoon, Davita Scarlett team up for Starz series 'Kin'

15 hours ago from UPI

Reese Witherspoon is executive producing "Kin," Starz's multigenerational family drama from writer Davita Scarlett.

Rising pharmaceutical levels in water sources pose ecological problems

15 hours ago from UPI

Freshwater sources all over the planet continue to host greater and greater concentrations of pharmaceuticals, causing a variety of ecological problems.

Good news: Habitats worthy of protection in Germany are protected, study finds

15 hours ago from Science Daily

The world's largest coordinated network of protected areas is not located at the South Pole or in Australia, Africa, Asia or on the American continents -- but in Europe. An...

Oscars 2019: Kendrick Lamar, SZA won't perform 'Black Panther' song

15 hours ago from UPI

Kendrick Lamar and SZA, nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song for "All the Stars," won't join the other nominees on stage Sunday.

Diving into Earth's interior helps scientists unravel secrets of diamond formation

15 hours ago from Physorg

Understanding the global carbon cycle provides scientists with vital clues about the planet's habitability.